Pulitzer Prize winner Corey G. Johnson on the need for more Black investigative reporting

Black Journalists on Journalism

Aug 30 2023 • 1 hr 31 mins

Corey Johnson is an investigative reporter for ProPublica and a Pulitzer Prize winner for a series of stories on lead for the Tampa Bay Times. Corey is also a co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting.

In this episode, he shares his unorthodox journey into journalism, from his early days in Atlanta to his first opportunity in North Carolina. He discusses the importance of curiosity, resilience, and cultural competency in investigative reporting. Corey also highlights the need for more Black investigative journalists and the work being done by the Ida B. Wells Society to support and mentor aspiring journalists.

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More about Donnell Suggs: Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Donnell Suggs is the Editor-in-Chief of The Atlanta Voice, the city's longest-running Black-owned newspaper. A father and husband, Donnell has wasted years of his life supporting the New York Mets and Jets. Follow Donnell on Twitter @suggswriter.

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